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  • Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Full Time - Permanent

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer you the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We also offer:

  • Overtime opportunities
  • All the tools of trade you need to do your job
  • Discounts for Health Insurance, Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
  • $500 bonus for current employees who refer a friend to Downer
  • Great promotion and career development opportunities

Have a look at our other great benefits here  

Te Kōwhiringa | The Opportunity

Our Road Maintenance crews are rapidly growing with plenty of exciting projects to work on. We have exciting opportunities for experienced and newbie Patrol Person’s to join the dedicated, and supportive Dunedin based crew where you will get to grow your skill set with a variety of work whilst also having a good time with the team.

You will enjoy spending your workdays outdoors, work regular hours with the occasional call out, and you don't mind putting in the mahi. This role is the perfect entry point into the civil construction industry where we will provide you will all the training you need to grow a successful career with us. 

As our Patrol Person, you will undertake small road maintenance and urgent repair work across the district to ensure the safety of the public. Day to day this will consist:

  • Pothole repairs
  • Sign maintenance and repairs 
  • Clearing of vegetation and litter collection 
  • Clearing obstructions from carriageway, footpaths, and drainage systems 
  • Cleaning and maintaining culvert inlets and outlets as well as roadside furniture 

You will be a part of a team that designs, builds, and maintains 25,000 kms worth of roads in Aotearoa. With over 150 years of projects and knowledge under our belts, our position is strong, and our vision is innovative and future focused (just like your career once you join us). We are building sustainable communities that you can be proud to say that you have been a part of producing.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

No experience, no problem, we will give you all the training you need. However, it is essential that you hold a current Class 2 Drivers License in addition to:

  • A can-do attitude responding appropriately to urgent and hazardous jobs
  • Able to work efficiently while unsupervised
  • show good initiative and confidence in decision making and problem solving 
  • Available to respond to afterhours call outs when rostered 
  • Confident communicating with the public and management 
  • Show commitment to a Zero Harm environment 

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Want to know more about what it is like to work at Downer? Then head to our People Site

Me pēhea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 597178 to apply.

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible.

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